Aloy Ejimakor, Special Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the Federal High Court in Abuja’s decision to halt its client’s further trial.
Ejimakor indicated that the Justice Binta Nyako-led court could not continue with Kanu’s trial.
Kanu’s trial was postponed sine die due to the pending resolution of the Federal Government’s appeal against the Court of Appeal’s October 13 decision that cleared him of terrorism charges.
The Federal Government’s appeal to the Supreme Court seeking a reversal of the Court of Appeal decision is currently pending.
In response, Ejimakor stated that the Court of Appeal’s decision, as well as that of the Federal High Court in Umuahia, made it impossible for Nyako to continue with Kanu’s trial.
In an interview with Newsmen, the Special Counsel stated that the ongoing Supreme Court appeal was a hurdle to the trial continuing.
“My reaction to today’s Federal High Court, Abuja ruling declining further trial of Nnamdi Kanu:
“The ruling today by Justice Binta of Federal High Court Abuja was not unexpected.
“There is absolutely no way she can proceed with the trial of Nnamdi Kanu in view of the jurisdictional barriers created by the judgments of the Court of Appeal and that of the Federal High Court, Umuahia.
“To cap it all, the matter is also pending before the Supreme Court on appeal. No trial court can proceed with any trial that is burdened by these triple factors,” he said.
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